Jobs, Skills & Local Economic Development
Skills and learning are the key to job success in today’s economy. Our work has shone a light on the issues of zero-hours contracts; equality, diversity and inclusion that are emerging from disruption in the labour markets following the recent financial crisis. Our work on the emerging trends both at national and local levels; the skills gaps and dynamic needs driven by new business models and new ways of working are areas of deep knowledge and interest. Our past work on knowledge-based economies informs all our work in this area.
Tackling a broad range of societal barriers to Good Work including understanding youth unemployment, employability skills and incentivising poverty reduction in local areas; our work seeks to understand the issues and develop strategies with our partners in taking on these challenges.